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The Islander Motel

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

+1 831 426 7766

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based on 466 reviews

About The Islander Motel, Santa Cruz

Value for money

Under 20 minutes' stroll from Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station, The Islander Motel provides guests with a convenient base while in Santa Cruz. The air-conditioned rooms include flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Islander Motel offers a 24/7 reception, as well as a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and luggage storage. There is also free private parking on site for those with a car. The motel has 22 rooms and has been recently refurbished. Private bathrooms provide a hair dryer. Local tourist attractions near The Islander Motel include Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mission Santa Cruz. Guests will also discover multiple shops and restaurants close by.

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Standard Rooms - Skyline view


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King Rooms - Harbor view


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Motel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Hairdryer

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower chair
  • Adapted bath
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed


  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool


  • Fax/photocopying

Things to do

  • Golf

Places of interest near The Islander Motel

Attractions in Santa Cruz, California curated by momondo

The Islander Motel location: 522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1.1 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Golden Palace0.1 mi
Ristorante Italiano0.1 mi
Solaire Restaurant + Bar0.1 mi
Hindquarter Bar & Grille0.2 mi

The Islander Motel Reviews

GreatBased on 466 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Clean room with great facilities. (in 84 reviews)
  • "Friendly staff, easy check-in, great location, very comfortable bed, and great price!" (in 33 reviews)
  • Staff was kind and helpful. (in 32 reviews)
Cons -
  • Parking spaces were too small. (in 20 reviews)
  • No coffee maker in room (in 14 reviews)
  • Good no frills motel. (in 8 reviews)

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Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • The Islander Motel is $54 cheaper than the average 2 star hotel in Santa Cruz. You can usually find a nightly rate of $81 when staying at The Islander Motel.

  • The Islander Motel is 27.1 mi away from San Jose. You can typically expect your drive time from The Islander Motel to San Jose to be 1h 21min. It might be worth looking up traffic trends near your hotel if you are worried about saving time.

  • With parking available at The Islander Motel, you could always rent a car for as low as $35/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Santa Cruz. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from San Jose to The Islander Motel, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • The Islander Motel does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • When staying at The Islander Motel there is just 0.7 mi between you and Santa Cruz city center. While making your way to the center of Santa Cruz, you should plan to visit Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • If you have questions about The Islander Motel or your reservation, please call the front desk directly at +1 831 426 7766.

  • Yes, The Islander Motel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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